Egyptians gather in Cairo to mark uprising

2012-01-25 12:13

Cairo - Thousands of Egyptians are starting to gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the start of the popular uprising that toppled authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak.

Volunteers were checking IDs and conducting searches of the thousands of protesters flocking to the downtown square on Wednesday.

There were no army troops or police in the square, birthplace of the 18-day, anti-Mubarak uprising.

Military generals took over from Mubarak when he stepped down on February 11 2011.

The ousted president is now on trial for his life on charges of complicity in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising.

Him and his two sons, Alaa and one-time heir apparent Gamal, are facing separate charges of corruption in the same case.

  • Anthony - 2012-01-25 18:02

    This is soo odd, whenever there is ,bad, news from these North African countries, who have been freed from decades of tyranny, the ones with their half baked anti Western believes, fall over each other, to cvelebrate the joy, of more chaos!!!!!!! But if there is ,good, news, like today the Egyptians, celebrating one year since their end of 40 ( FOURTY ) years of tyranny, they rather stay quite and sulk !!!!! What a great day for the Egyptians, and so much achieved in one year !!!

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